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  1. Create the subdirectory saprouter in directory /usr/sap/.

  2. Get the latest version of the SAProuter from the SAP Service Marketplace (, as described under Installation of the SAProuter. The SAProuter is in packet saprouter*.SAR; the niping program is also in this packet. Copy programs saprouter andniping to the newly created directory /usr/sap/saprouter.

    If you cannot copy the programs from SAP Service Marketplace, you can copy a version (may be obsolete) from your directory /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/exe/run.

  3. (Optional) If you want to start the SAProuter on the same computer used for an SAP instance, insert the following line into file /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/exe/run/startsap:


    # Start saprouter



    if [ -f $SRDIR/saprouter ] ; then

    echo "\nStarting saprouter Daemon " | tee -a $LOGFILE

    echo "----------------------------" | tee -a $LOGFILE

    $SRDIR/saprouter -r -R $SRDIR/saprouttab \

    | tee -a $LOGFILE &


    Caution Caution

    Insert the lines before the commands to start the SAP instance.

    Normally the SAProuter runs on a different computer. If this is so, this step is omitted and you start the SAProuter as described in Starting the SAProuter.

    End of the caution.
  4. Maintain the Route Permission Table in directory /usr/sap/saprouter. If you want to keep it in another directory or under a name other than saprouttab, you must specify this with the SAProuter option -R (see Option R <routtab>).